During a charity auction this weekend, A-list actor Brad Pitt bid $120,000 to watch an episode of Game of Thrones with actress Emilia Clarke. Incredibly, that wasn’t enough. Pitt was outbid by an unspecified person during Sean Penn’s yearly charity event in Los Angeles to benefit Haiti. Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow on Game of Thrones, also attended.
As reported by Variety, the Game of Thrones auction began at $20,000 before rising quickly to the $160,000 it ultimately went for. Here’s a cool story from the event, relayed by Variety:
“At one point, the auctioneer yelled out ‘Is the King of the North here?!’ But as it turned out, Harington had stepped out of the gala to go to the restroom. Meanwhile, Pitt bid $80,000 to watch an episode of GOT with Clarke. Then he outbid himself to $90,000. When Harington came back into the room, the actor offered to also sit in on the episode viewing. And that’s when Pitt raised his own bid to $120,000.”
The identity of the winner bidder, who paid $160,000 to watch a Game of Thrones episode with Clarke, was not mentioned in the report.
The event raised money for the J/P HRO & Disaster Relief Organizations and raised more than $3 million by the end of the night. Other famous people in attendance included Jeff Bezos, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jason Segel.
Game of Thrones is taking a year off and is now scheduled to return for its eighth and final season in 2019. Though the show may be coming to an end, HBO is producing multiple prequel series.
Published at Sun, 07 Jan 2018 22:51:00 +0000